Marie Selby Botanical Gardens Downtown

Sarasota, Florida

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Jul 18 ~ Jul 24
Marie Selby Botanical Gardens is the perfect place to be when you want to get away from your everyday routine! This 15-acre paradise offers breathtaking views as you take in its unique collections of tropical plants, such as bromeliads and epiphytic orchids. Additionally, be sure to check out their ever-changing exhibitions featuring astonishing garden displays that are sure to transport you to an oasis like no other.

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens Downtown Visitors Guide

Your search for an educational and engaging escape is complete when you visit Marie Selby Botanical Gardens in Downtown Sarasota. This stunning garden was once the home of fledgling gardener Marie Selby and opened its doors back in 1975. Featuring over 20,000 plants, including some rare bromeliads and orchids from around the world, it's also home to the Jean and Alfred Goldstein Exhibition Series which celebrates talented artists who take inspiration from nature itself.

Acclaimed artists showcased in former exhibitions include Salvador Dali, Andy Warhol, Paul Gauguin, Roy Lichtenstein, Marc Chagall, and more. During your time at the Downtown campus, stop by the Selby House Cafe where you can enjoy everything from delicious sandwiches and freshly prepared snacks to tasty lattes and pastries. You can also check out the collection of botanically inspired products at The Garden Shop which features jewelry, plants, candles, and other unique items.

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. How long does it take to tour Marie Selby Botanical Gardens?

You should plan for a minimum of two hours to fully enjoy your visit.

2. Can you bring dogs to Selby Gardens?

Dogs are not allowed in the gardens unless they are in accordance with the ADA.

3. How old is Marie Selby Botanical Gardens?

Selby Gardens was founded in 1973 before opening to the public in 1975.

4. How many acres are Marie Selby Botanical Gardens?

The Downtown campus is 15 acres.

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